VA Scheduling Scandal Investigation Reveals Troubling Data Integrity Practices, Takes Down Secretary
A government report on Veterans Health Administration (VA) scheduling practices have uncovered much more than a deeply flawed patient management system. It also revealed lapses in data integrity and information governance and has led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Many HIM professionals are closely watching the case, as it raises health information ethics and health record accuracy questions.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a notice stating it plans to test public health agencies and registries on their ability to send and receive data to support the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.
In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems. This month features the first in a two-part series discussing the unique challenges HIM professionals face in deploying EHRs customized to serve pediatric providers.
Denise Buenning, MsM, one of the top federal advocates for the US transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS, has left her post at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a job in the nonprofit sector. Matthew Albright, who has served as director of CMS’ office of e-health standards and services administrative simplification group, has been tapped to replace Buenning, a CMS spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Buenning, who served as acting...
Social media platforms have contributed to a transformed landscape, and as such, information governance policies need to address this, according to presenters in the closing session of the National Conference on Managing Electronic Records Wednesday.